Mark+Fold is a London-based stationery studio, creating understated, modern stationery with an unwavering commitment to quality and provenance.
WHERE IT STARTED
As people who appreciate good stationery, we had grown frustrated with the declining quality of notebooks on offer, and a tendency towards ornate, feminine designs. We also wanted to know about where and how our notebooks were made, the materials used, and whether they were sustainably-sourced. In 2015, our founder Amy set out to create something better: not just a better quality product, but a more considered and ethical approach to the making process. Our notebooks and diaries all open flat to 180 degrees; our pages are made of exceptionally good paper that is up to 30% thicker than other notebooks; our stationery is expertly made in small, numbered batches. Our making process is transparent, local and sustainable. Read more about Our First Notebook
WHAT WE DO
We make a range of notebooks and diaries that are modern, understated and exceptionally good quality. We design them in conversation with our customers, and make them in small batches in the UK and Northern Europe. With a focus on classic, timeless designs, we like to keep things simple and let the beautiful materials speak for themselves.
WHY WE DO IT
We love working with paper every day, and delight in sharing our passion with people all over the world who appreciate stationery as much as we do.
We have an unwavering commitment to quality and provenance. We will only use papers that are sustainably sourced, and we work closely with our local, expert factories to meet our exacting standards.
In response to the anonymity of mass production, we wanted to bring things back to a more human scale and make in small batches, sharing every last detail about our materials and making processes. We are proud of our transparent process, and hope to encourage other brands to share more details about how and where their products are made.
AMES & CO
In 2023 we set up our sister company Ames&Co, offering brand and communications consultancy, as well as design services. We work with cultural institutions, creative people and design-led brands.